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a congregation that dates back 200 years, the building dating back more than 120. police say the 21-year-old man opened fire inside this church wednesday night killing nine people in a bible study class. he was spotted by a woman in shelby, north carolina. police say he add gun in his possession when he was appreh d apprehended. it is not clear if it was is gun used in the church shooting. there are reports that roof's
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father bought him the handgun for his 21st birthday. maybe he used birthday money given to him to buy it. we are also learning about fatal moments in the bible study class where nine people lost their lives. before the shooter allegedly opened fire, he sat with church members for over an hour. tey welcomed him into that bible study. he may have even prayed with them. let's get more now from cnn's martin savidge. >> reporter: dylann roof arrived back in charlston, south carolina a little after 7:00 in the evening. by the time he was transported to county jail it would have been 8:00. almost 24 hours exactly from the night before in which authorities say he walked into the emanuel ame church, sat down on the bible study meeting and when the meeting was over, he opened fire. as to where his conditions are now, he is in county jail most likely in isolation and most properly under suicide watch. it is possible that then he will appear to for a bond hearing.
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it is highly unhookly the bond will be granted. he will most likely have a public defender. it is likely this court appearance will happen by a video link. after that, what you have to understand, there are two investigations going on. federal one looking into this as a possible hate crime. and then of course you have the state and county one that is looking at nine murders. it is obviously a for most people here in charleston the fear of a suspect on the loose is over, which allows them now to take up the main task at hand, grieving. there's a lot of grief to go around. john? >> so much grief to go around. the community is what we want to focus on here. the victims are a real concern here. we are learning more about the shooter and his past. people describe him as a shy,
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quiet man who kept to himself. he dropped out of high school after ninth grade. he was arrested in february on drug charges. in april he was arrested again on trespassing charges. that was at a mall. we have a photo from roof's facebook page. it featured a picture of him in the woods wearing a jacket with two patches. the patches from former racist regimes in africa. one from south africa, apartheid and zimbabwe. a friend told us how the suspect felt about black people. >> he wanted segregation what kind of gun did he have. >> . 45 glock. >> did he carry it around? >>. >> the 26-year-old tywanza sanders posted a snapchat video
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inside the bible study class moments before the deadly attack. in the video, you can see the alleged shooter at the far end of the table. family members say when he began to fire, sanders stepped in front of his aunt and took a bullet intended for her. tragically she was also killed. sanders last posted on instagram three hours before he was killed and it was a quote from jackie robinson, a life is not important dmept the impact it has on other lives. we also have a clip of an interview that sylvia johnson gave to anderson cooper. one of sylvia's relatives was killed in the church. a woman who survived the massacre by pretending to be dead described to her the horror of what unfolded inside that bible study class. >> what i heard is after shooting a couple of rounds her
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son tried to talk him in to not committing anymore acts of murder. >> person actually tried to -- >> yes, he did. he sure did. he tried to talk him down. her son and grand baby had already planned they were going to just actually actually act e they were already killed but he got up and that's when the gunman said, you know, after the young man tried to stop him from doing what he wanted to finish off he said, no. you raped our women and you are taking over the country. >> reporter: you raped our women and are taking over the country. >> i have to do what i have to
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do. >> reporter: and he continued to shoot. >> he shot the young man. his mother was there. she was -- she pretended as though she was dead. she was shot and dead but she watched her son fall and laid there and she laid there in his blood. >> she laid there in his blood. >> yes, she did. when i got to talk to her, her entire dress was drenched in blood. she said that's my son's blood. he was a good boy. he was a good boy. >> and he passed. >> and he passed. along with one of her aunts. >> there's so much grief. there's so much sadness. in this city for those who were lost here. that sadness, that grief is being felt around the country. six women, three men. and we're learning they shared a love of family and faith.
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the reverend clementa pinckney was the leader of ame church. he is remembered as a gentle man with a strong voice. singleton was a pastor at the church. a speech therapist and track and field coach. cynthia hurd worked in the charleston public library system 31 years in the system. one time manager for the busiest branches. depayne middleton-doctor was another church minister. susie jackson was at bible study with her cousin ethel lance. both long-time members of emanuel ame. daniel simmons a retired pastor. so many church leaders lost. he attended service every sunday and bible study every wednesday. myra thompson was teaching bible study when the gunman opened fire.
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tywanza sanders was committed to the church and friends say he was so generous. >> he really loves his family. his mom, dearly. he talked about his mom every day. he saw his mom all the time. anything you asked him to do he would do. if you met him you knew you had a god friend on your side, regardless of anything. he made you smile even when you didn't want to smile. happy all the time. always smiling. >> nine lives, nine family members. nine people who were leaders in this community. so much loss. president obama became emotional when he responded to the massacre here. he used the shootings here as a chance to talk about gun control. listen. >> i have to make statements like this too many times. communities like this have had to endure tragedies like this
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too many times. we don't have all the facts but we know once again innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun. >> the justice department said it is investigating what happened here as a hate crime. south carolina launching a murder investigation. obviously there will be a hearing today. there is little doubt race was a factor. >> there is a lot of talk whether this was an act of domestic terrorism. do you see it as an act of terrorism. >> i see the terrorism component as it relates to the senseless violence taken out on a group of innocent people in a place of worship. >> after learning of the massacre here, there was a prayer service on capitol hill attended by more than 100 member of congress and staffers. i cannot tell you the range of
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emotions that i have seen here since i fist arrived. i got here on the ground before the suspect had been caught. at first there wufz genuine fear, i mean genuine fear someone was on the loose that wanted to kill black people and in fact had. when they caught him, there was a palpable sense of relief and people struggling with how to deal with the sadness and frankly a lot of anger by what happened here and to do it awe without the loss of leaders. the people lost here were the people needed to work through this in the coming days. >> look at those pictures and you look at the pictures of the people that he killed. you know, i can't imagine why someone would shoot those people sitting around a table, reading the bible. why -- that's going to be the struggle for the community, for the country really that what formed this young man and made him turn so hateful in our very midst? that's what is so hard to
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struggle and just beginning now. thank you. we will get back to you on the scene there in front of the church soon. new information in the hunt for two escaped killers. the search widening as we learn information about the plot to set them free next. a lot of peoplei didn't believe in me. but things took off when i got a domain and built my website all at godaddy. now i can tell the doubters to stick it. hey, honey. stick it! stick it! stick it! nana? hi... stick it! can you give your mommy a message for me? stick it! get a domain, website and email starting at $1/month all at godaddy.
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it's been two weeks now since two killers escaped if a prison in new york. the search is widening. both men now on the fbi's most wanted list. this as we learn more about the prison worker joyce mitchell, her role in their escape and how her husband is now coping with the realizationing she may have been plotting with them to kill him. we get more from cnn's alexander fields. >> joyce mitchell is accused of helping two convicted killers break out of prison. now her husband's attorney is speaking out saying lyle mitchell had no knowledge of the escape plan. he only learned about it after the fact from his own wife who also told him it involved a possible plot to kill him. joyce mitchell is behind bars at the clinton county jail. lyle went to visit his wife
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earlier this week. his attorney said he has questions that needed answers. >> his questions are were you really part of this plot to have me hurt? were you really part of this escape plot? what was really going on with these two individuals and you? i mean, like i said, he was in love with her. he had no idea that she was having these conversations with other men. he's devastated. >> according to investigators, joyce mitchell and richard matt had a sexual relationship, something that lyle's attorney said he never suspected. as for the possibility of some kind of relationship between joyce mitchell and david sweat, well with, that had been previously investigated after there were reports of improper interactions. at the time lyle's attorney said that lyle confronted his wife joyce who denied the allegations. later david sweat approached lyle mitchell, according to the attorney, also denying those
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allegations. >> wow. and now on the fbi's most wanted list. u.s. efforts to train moderate rebels have hit a snag. out of the 6,000 syrians that volunteered to be part of the program less than 200 have started training. there are a number of challenges including the risky process of getting the fighters out of syria to the training site. the fate of the president's trade agenda in the hands of the senate. on thursday the house passed a revised bill to give the president fast track authority to send congress trade deals it could you approve or reject but not change now 14 senate democrats are withholding support until they are guaranteed the house will approve worker protection are the effects of the trade bill. china shares down 6%. european shares higher too. european officials failed to strike a deal on a bailout
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program yesterday. there's an emergency summit of eu leaders on monday to try to avert default. u.s. stock features barely moving after a good day yesterday. the nasdaq topping the previous record of 1.3%. previous record 15 years ago. a new closing high for the nasdaq. it has been a long road for nasdaq. getting hit hard in 2000 when the dotcom bubble and the 2008 financial crisis. and now it is more solid, home to apple, google and facebook. record high for nasdaq yesterday. 18 minutes past the hour. tropical depression bill swampbing oklahoma. houses and cars submerged following torrential rain. 12 inches in parts of the state. authorities search for a 2-year-old whose toddler was swept out of his father's arms during a flash flood. in texas, authorities are keeping an eye on swelling rivers. so far the region has been spared from significant flooding. for more on the flooding threat,
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let's bring in meteorologist derek van dam. >> the remnants of what was tropical storm bill continues across missouri in to southern illinois and parts of kentucky and tennessee. we have seen a considerable amount of rainfall leading to localized flooding, especially across texas and oklahoma where we received the heaviest of rain. as the system continues to move in a northeasterly direction, we see the watches for flooding extended. that includes the general st. louis area southward in to springfield and even further south than that. here's our forecast radar. you can see it. it is counterclockwise circulation pattern. heavy at times just south of indianapolis. we could experience anywhere between three, upwards of six inches of rainfall near the border of ohio, illinois and indiana and kentucky. that's where we anticipate the most amount of rain for the next 24 hours. hot across the southeast. look at these temperatures
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running well above average from atlanta in to raleigh, as well as nashville. >> thank you for that. we are following breaking news this morning. a man arrested for killing nine people in a charleston church facing a judge. as we hear from the north carolina couple who helped police catch the accused killer. that's next. before i had the shooting, burning, pins-and-needles of diabetic nerve pain, these feet grew up in a family of boys... married my high school sweetheart... and pursued a degree in education. but i couldn't bear my diabetic nerve pain any longer. so i talked to my doctor and she prescribed lyrica. nerve damage from diabetes causes diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is fda-approved to treat this pain. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new, or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling, or blurry vision. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain and swelling of hands, legs and feet.
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john bermen here in charleston, south carolina. the pastor of this church, the reverend clementa pinckney who is the father of two young children. so many families going without their loved ones, one more tragic aspect 0 this senseless round of killing. the late es here, 21-year-old suspect is scheduled to make a court appearance this afternoon. he allegedly opened fire at a bible study class behind me wednesday night killing nine people. he was apprehended by police 14 hours after the shooting in shelby, north carolina. that's about a four-hour drive from here. he had a handgun in his possession at the time of the arrest and not clear whether it is the same gun used in the church attack. roof was spotted in shelby by a florist. he was spotted bay florist. she said she recognized him by seeing pictures on tv. she was running late for work.
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immediately grabbed her phone and dialed her boss. >> when she called she said, i think this is the guy from charleston that shot the people. she said i am right beside him. i told her i said where are you at? she pulled off by then and i said we have to call the police to notify them that it may be him. of course our conversation was it may not be him and didn't want to cause a problem for someone that it might not be them but i said it could be. we called the police while she was on the phone and she got back on 74 to catch up with him. he had already traveled four or five miles before she could catch up with him. >> something inside of me said it didn't look right to me. i had seen the little tag on the front of his car and everything was just -- i even noticed the hair cut that he had from watching it on the news. everything inside of me said it is possible but everything inside of me didn't want to
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believe it either. >> recognize the hair cut by watching it on the news. she said she had been praying vrt victims of the shooting here. she said she has no doubt that the fact that she spotted the alleged killer. she has no doubt it was a case of divine intervention. >> he answered the prayers of those people that were praying in charleston last night that were in those circles holding hands and praying. god heard the prayers of those people and used us as vessels to get the work done. >> amazing police work to catch this suspect in just 14 hours. the video they used to identify him, the video used to identify the car, the license plate, the fact there are some reports the sister of the suspect called in to offer the name, the fact this woman debbie dill spotted him on the road and had the sense to report it. so many law enforcement officials here worked so hard. thanking the media for its role
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